Close to P18M in illegal drugs seized in Toledo, Mandaue 

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 08/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police in Cebu confiscated close to P18 million worth of illegal drugs in separate drug-bust operations last Saturday, August 13.  In Mandaue, the city’s police confiscated a total of P10.5 million in illegal…

Policeman, last suspect linked to San Fernando killings, nabbed

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Almost six months after the Baringui-an killing happened, the last suspect, a police officer, was arrested after he was served a warrant of arrest last August 11. Policemen from the Regional Intelligence Division…

NGCP: 15-hour total power interruption in Bohol on August 20

Leo Udtohan 08/14/2022

TAGBILARAN CITY – Boholanos will experience a 15-hour total power interruption next Saturday, August 20, for the energization of towers that were damaged by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) in December 2021. In its advisory, the National…

2,600 senior citizens in Punta Princesa receive P3,000 cash aid

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Carlito Romeo, 68,  is among the senior citizens in Barangay Punta Princesa in Cebu City, who were waiting for the announcement of the city government on the start of the distribution of financial…

Lapu-Lapu City Council expected to OK new tricycle fare rates on Aug. 17

Futch Anthony Inso 08/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The proposed ordinance of the new fare rates for tricycles in Lapu-Lapu City is expected to be approved next week or during the August 17 regular session of the City Council. This developed…

Central Visayas among regions with high human trafficking cases — IACAT 

Futch Anthony Inso 08/12/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas was among the regions in the country with high number of cases of human trafficking. This was confirmed by Rhodelia Viajedor, Inter-Agency Council Against Human Trafficking (IACAT) focal person of the…

DepEd Mandaue exec: 63,000 kids already enrolled

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/11/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some 63,000 students have already enrolled in the different elementary and secondary schools here for the incoming school year. Dr. Nimfa Bongo, superintendent of the Department of Education in Mandaue City (DepEd Mandaue…

CLOSAP: 13 former drug dependents receive P5,000 cash grant

Futch Anthony Inso 08/11/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Thirteen former drug dependents in Lapu-Lapu City recieved cash grants from the city, through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), on Thursday, August 11, 2022. The former drug dependents graduated from…

Cebu City Hall to employ cashless transactions for real property and business tax payments

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is set to implement cashless transactions for real property and business tax payments. In a statement on Thursday, August 11, 2022, Cebu City Vice Mayor Raymond Alvin Garcia said…

Majority of structure owners encroaching Kinalumsan River agree to settle: Guardo

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The majority of the owners of structures encroaching the three-meter easement of Kinalumsan River in Cebu City have agreed to settle and accept the P35,000 financial assistance, Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo said.…

Cebu City dad wants provision of Expanded Senior Citizens Act amended

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council is set to request the two members of the House of Representatives of the city — Rep. Eduardo “Edu” Rama, Jr. and Rep. Rachel “Cutie” del Mar — to…

As of August, PH has welcomed 1.1M tourists

Morexette Marie Erram 08/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—While the tourism industry in the Philippines is gradually regaining grounds, it may still take a couple of years before it can fully return to its pre-pandemic state. Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said tourism’s contribution…

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